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I'm about ready to do a throwdown between the Piston and thr NuForce 770X. One with a Beryllium alloy dynamic driver for $20.00, and one with a wideband dynamic driver for $25.00. 

 

Sources are an unamped Sony NWZ 475, an unamped Rockbox'd Sansa Fuze, an unamped ipod Touch 4 with EQ 10, and the FiiO X3. 

 

Files will be 320 mp3's, since only two out of the four sources can play FLAC. 

 

music will be a shuffled selection of classic rock, pop music, metal, and the debut SKREW! album. 

 

Comparisons and results coming within the next hour or so...

post #19037 of 32904

Looking forward to the comparisons.

post #19038 of 32904
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Originally Posted by IEMagnet01 View Post
 

I'm about ready to do a throwdown between the Piston and thr NuForce 770X. One with a Beryllium alloy dynamic driver for $20.00, and one with a wideband dynamic driver for $25.00. 

 

Sources are an unamped Sony NWZ 475, an unamped Rockbox'd Sansa Fuze, an unamped ipod Touch 4 with EQ 10, and the FiiO X3. 

 

Files will be 320 mp3's, since only two out of the four sources can play FLAC. 

 

music will be a shuffled selection of classic rock, pop music, metal, and the debut SKREW! album. 

 

Comparisons and results coming within the next hour or so...

For the iPod, you could just download xrecode 2 (which is freeware) and convert them to ALAC or something.

post #19039 of 32904
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For the iPod, you could just download xrecode 2 (which is freeware) and convert them to ALAC or something.

There's a bunch of different apps that'll play FLAC for like under $3 on iOS.
Edited by vwinter - 1/14/14 at 9:09pm
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There's a bunch of different apps that'll play FLAC for under $3 on iOS.

Oh yeah, but I don't have the money for that. Also, my iPod Touch 4 is getting really slow and is pretty much obsolete. I might want to get a new DAP by next year...maybe a new Touch 4 again since it's now less than $200 (about $160 to be more exact) with 16GB.

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I think I might be ready to ride the hype train. I'm not expecting Piston's to come anywhere near my BB IM70's, but they probably have better fit and that non-annoying memory wire. After this I think I'm be done purchasing stuff until around my B-Day. I'll most-likely buy them when I get paid, but we'll see if I change my mind.
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Originally Posted by vwinter View Post

There's a bunch of different apps that'll play FLAC for under $3 on iOS.
Oh yeah, but I don't have the money for that. Also, my iPod Touch 4 is getting really slow and is pretty much obsolete. I might want to get a new DAP by next year...maybe a new Touch 4 again since it's now less than $200 (about $160 to be more exact) with 16GB.

If you get one next year you'll probably be better off getting the 5th generation; which should be down in pricing by then.
post #19043 of 32904

^ Or you can wait for the Fiio X1....... unless you need something with lots fancy features like fruit products.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/691332/fiio-x1-the-most-portable-and-affordable-high-resolution-dap-from-fiio

 

This one seems less funky than the X5s so i will most likely get one.

 

And the ~ $100 price tag is right. :ksc75smile:

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^ Or you can wait for the Fiio X1....... unless you need something with lots fancy features like fruit products.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/691332/fiio-x1-the-most-portable-and-affordable-high-resolution-dap-from-fiio

 

This one seems less funky than the X5s so i will most likely get one.

 

And the ~ $100 price tag is right. :ksc75smile:

OMG! :D It looks like an iPod Mini!

     Always wanted an iPod Classic, but deemed it too expensive despite the massive hard drive (probably larger than my dad's digital music collection, which is about 120GB) and the really fluctuating price ($100-$200+ depending on the generation). Plus, I like the simple look and using iTunes.

     I wonder if FiiO's DAPs have an iTunes like method of syncing music (kinda like Samsung Kies). I've always wanted to just sync it that way and update my playlists as my collection grows without having to copy-paste. That, and I loathe employing M3Us as I just can't seem to get the hang of it.

 

And I agree, the X5 does look kinda weird, even though I wanted it a little. I didn't really like the look of the X3 either. That, and it's quite thick.

post #19045 of 32904
Wish it came with a clip. Still nothing like a sansa clip for the gym. All those armbands or putting it in the pocket just gets in the way.
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My iPod Touch 4 was a Christmas present from my fiance, so I have to "like it" so i can keep getting "happy time". lol I'm not a fan of apple products, but it works when i need it. 

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OMG! :D It looks like an iPod Mini!

     Always wanted an iPod Classic, but deemed it too expensive despite the massive hard drive (probably larger than my dad's digital music collection, which is about 120GB) and the really fluctuating price ($100-$200+ depending on the generation). Plus, I like the simple look and using iTunes.

     I wonder if FiiO's DAPs have an iTunes like method of syncing music (kinda like Samsung Kies). I've always wanted to just sync it that way and update my playlists as my collection grows without having to copy-paste. That, and I loathe employing M3Us as I just can't seem to get the hang of it.

 

And I agree, the X5 does look kinda weird, even though I wanted it a little. I didn't really like the look of the X3 either. That, and it's quite thick.


Hmmm i actually prefer the drop and drag method cuz the music files would not have to be doubled and synced again in itunes. If you have a CRAZY huge music library it can be a pain in the arse to sync.

 

Just hope the X1 will have world class sound without the world class price tag like the new $2K plus A&K 240s. LMAO :eek:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/697166/the-astell-kern-ak240

 

But if you gots cabbage to burn, i can see why spendy DAPs like this is alluring.

 

Personally the upcoming design of the Fiio X7s seems much more ideal than the new A&K tbh from what lil' we can see of it.....

 

... no doubt the X7 looks most refined outta' the lot.  Bigger touch screen with android???

 

X1s more compact/ simple form factor still seems to be the most ideal.

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Hmmm i actually prefer the drop and drag method cuz the music files would not have to be doubled and synced again in itunes. If you have a CRAZY huge music library it can be a pain in the arse to sync.

 

Just hope the X1 will have world class sound without the world class price tag like the new $2K plus A&K 240s. LMAO :eek:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/697166/the-astell-kern-ak240

 

But if you gots cabbage to burn, i can see why spendy DAPs like this is alluring.

 

Personally the upcoming design of the Fiio X7s seems much more ideal than the new A&K tbh from what lil' we can see of it.....

 

... no doubt the X7 looks most refined outta' the lot.  Bigger touch screen with android???

 

X1s more compact/ simple form factor still seems to be the most ideal.

Hoo, dayum, that looks nice. It's like a smartphone without the phone. It's just smart. Reminds me of my iPod Touch, heh.

 

And just who the hell would want to buy the A&K M240 anyway?

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I just bought my X3, and now after seeing the sexy looking X1 and especially that sleek and modern X7, my X3 looks like the ugly girlfriend you don't want your friends to meet. *sigh* thanks walcer. Now I've got to save the cheese to get this X7, or just pony up for the $100 X1?

post #19050 of 32904
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Originally Posted by thatBeatsguy View Post
 

Hoo, dayum, that looks nice. It's like a smartphone without the phone. It's just smart. Reminds me of my iPod Touch, heh.

 

And just who the hell would want to buy the A&K M240 anyway?


LoL, you will be surprised. There are A LOT of gearphiles that hops on the newest/ most hot gears regardless of the crazy prices.

 

But if you have cabbages to burn and is within your means i don't see the harm in it, but still it's LITERALLY like enabling these name brands to milk you like a sucka', but some pay that much for cables, etc etc so...... haha :triportsad:

 

Like i be saying cable guys you just can't trust them. :tongue:

 

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 I just bought my X3, and now after seeing the sexy looking X1 and especially that sleek and modern X7, my X3 looks like the ugly girlfriend you don't want your friends to meet. *sigh* thanks walcer. Now I've got to save the cheese to get this X7, or just pony up for the $100 X1?

^ ikr, gotta' catch them all!!! :deadhorse:

 

As long as the X3 sounds sweet to you why worry about all the new toys coming down the pipeline meng cuz there's ALWAYS gonna' be newer/ better/ cheaper??? stuff in the near future. Just enjoy what you got for now, no need to stress it. Glad i skipped the X3, DX50 and probably the X5 as well cuz there are just lil' things that don't seem right/ unfinished on them for some reason.

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